Sunday, January 26, 2014

Charity Sewing & Winner

Hard to believe the weekend is over! I don't feel like I accomplished that much. I did enjoy lots of new visitors from the Grow Your Blog event and I found some new blogs to keep track of, but I did not get as much sewing in as I hoped. I did finish an incredible book, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and cried my eyes out.
 
During the Christmas season, someone's blog (I apologize, I don't remember who) shared a couple of adorable lunch boxes she made for coworkers. I made note of it because I am always looking for new bags to create. One of the charter schools in my town has an annual bag silent auction and I usually donate a bag. The bag designer, Ayumi, has a great tutorial, you can find here: http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2010/08/tutorial-lunch-bag.html

I picked up outdoor fabric at Joann's because I thought it would be sturdy and not need interfacing. I bought a 1/2 yard of the purple fabric and a 1/2 yard of the lime green chevron fabric. I had the black dot in my stash and I did buy the cording (I am going to change it for a more delicate kind). I spent $8 and can make another bag with what I have left. I might pick up a bento box and water bottle to put in it. I think I might make another couple of these bags with vinyl fabric for the lining, so they will be easier to wipe out. I am really pleased with the result and the fact that it went together quickly. I will definitely make at least two to donate and one for me!

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!!! Look what I won from mybrownbagstudio.com and Green Fairy Quilts. This Sewing Box jelly roll is precious. It is bright and happy...Now, I need the perfect project!

I also worked on a sewing machine cover/mat for my Singer Featherweight. I am using Lori Holt's pattern from Quilty Fun and I got all the triangle/hourglass blocks done. I still need to work on the spools and get a gray fabric. My embroidered pink elephants are also waiting for me to put them into a baby quilt, I need to go to the store and buy some pink and gray yardage, but going to the quilt shop is dangerous for my budget!!! I do need to get going on my elephant baby quilt if I am going to hand quilt it. I have too many projects going and need to finish some more up this week. My job really interferes with my quilting... What are you up to?

24 comments:

  1. Lucky girl.Can't wait to see what you do with that jelly roll.

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  2. I read Me Before You last fall and loved it! I remember getting nothing else done for two days while I read it every spare moment I had... and I sobbed at the end as well.
    The Sewing Box jelly roll looks so cute! Have fun deciding what to make and show it off when it's done!

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  3. Congrats on the win! That is an awesome jelly roll. Love the lunch bag. I need to make one of those for myself.

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  4. lucky you-how fun to win-I love your little bag-that would make a cute beach bag or gym bag too

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  5. congrats and how lucky love the bag it is so very cute
    come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  6. **Love** the lunch bag! It turned out terrific!

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  7. Congrats on the win and what a sweet lunch bag! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  8. Great bag Tanya and Congrats on that Jelly Roll win -- Sweet! I'll have to lookup the book you mentioned -- Book Club is always looking for another great book. I agree about Work getting in the Way -- only 2 more years for me though ; ) Take care - Karen

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  9. as a teacher, I am a cute lunchbag hoarder myself, haha! this is great!

    Thanks for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  10. Love the lunch bag.
    I just told my sister to read that book...I cried my eyes out too! :)

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  11. Congrats on the jelly roll win! That sure helps out with the budget. That's such a pretty lunch bag. Hope you can get enough free time to work on the rest of your goals. Looking forward to seeing your elephant baby quilt finished!

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  12. I need to make a lunch bag for my little girl so this is great - thanks very much. And that jelly roll is gorgeous.

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  13. Love the lunch box that would make great secretary gifts.

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  14. I keep thinking I'm going to make myself a cute lunchbox, but never get around to it. Yours is great! I also read Me Befire You recently and loved it. Another good one by the same author is The Girl You Left Behind.

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  15. A beautiful fabric basket and a great idea to use as a lunch box.

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    1. I've featured your basket today. Hope you don't mind, but I also added it to the Fabric Baskets link party...
      http://www.threadingmyway.com/2014/02/threading-your-way-features.html

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  16. What a fun and cute basket! I hadn't thought of using the outdoor fabric from JoAnn's... Lucky girl winning that bright and fun jelly roll!

    Susie

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  17. Lovely little basket, great idea for a donation item. It would also make a lovely teacher gift.

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  18. Lovely lunch bag, I know quite a few people who would like these. Off to look up the tutorial. My weekend has gone too fast and not managed any sewing :(

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  19. My job interferes with my embroidery too!

    Thanks for sharing your blog. I'm still trying to make the rounds on the Grow Your Blog! Please stop by & visit my embroidery blog if you have time.

    aprilsongstress

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  20. Cute lunchbag!! Ayumi has great patterns.

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